Colin Wood

Colin Wood

Managing Editor

Colin Wood is the managing editor of StateScoop and EdScoop. He's reported on government information technology policy for the past decade, on topics including cybersecurity, IT management and governance, health care, public safety and criminal justice reform. He lives in the Sacramento area with his family.

State

Tennessee to test cybersecurity of its next-generation 911 systems

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

One of the states furthest along in adopting an IP-based 911 system has hired a company to point out the weak points in its 142 emergency call centers.

County & Local

Four legal tips for managing data during the pandemic

by Colin Wood • 1 week ago

News concerns around security, compliance, data-ownership and access are increasingly relevant as staff work remotely during the pandemic, a lawyer told the National Association of Counties' online conference.

State

Pandemic was a test for states’ IT preparedness, says Alaska CIO

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

Alaska Chief Information Officer Bill Smith said he’s treating the rush to remote work as a case study in emergency preparedness.

State

Mississippi CIO Craig Orgeron announces retirement

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

Orgeron, one of the nation's longest serving technology chiefs, said he's made the "tough decision" to step down in August.

State

‘Build a coalition’ for election security, says New Jersey’s CISO

by Colin Wood • 2 weeks ago

The need for actionable intelligence requires broad collaboration on election security, said New Jersey Chief Information Security Officer Michael Geraghty.

State

What role should innovation play in states’ pandemic response?

by Colin Wood • 3 weeks ago

North Dakota CIO Shawn Riley and Utah CIO Mike Hussey said new technologies and ideas helped their states prepare for the pandemic and will continue to aid their responses.

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